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Published 19th January 2015
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Two walks taking place in Greenwich on January 24th and 25th
Transport for London (TfL) is offering over 40 free guided walks as part of its annual ‘Winter Wanders’ weekend on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January.
These guided walks are spread across the capital, with no booking required and are suitable for all ages and abilities.
A wide range of walks are on offer that showcase London's ever changing landscape, whether you fancy a short stroll or a challenging trek, taking in some of London’s famous landmarks, parks and canals as well as many hidden gems. Experienced walk guides lead the way and provide fascinating facts that highlight London’s curiosities, history and culture.
Two of the weekend’s 41 free led walks are taking place in Greenwich:
Saturday 24 January – Starts at 11am at Woolwich Arsenal station and finish at Pudding Mill Lane. Beckton Parks and the Lower Lea Valley (ferry across the Thames) - Starting with a ferry across the Thames to the Royal Docks and a walk through Beckton parks, the Greenway and the Lower Lea Valley to the largest remaining C18th tidal mill at Three Mills. The walk takes in the Greenway, Bazelgette’s famous raised sewer that combated the ‘Great Stink’ and cholera outbreaks.
Sunday 25 January – Starts at 11am outside Charlton railway station. Charlton to Plumstead via Shooters Hill on the Green Chain walk. This walk introduces the Capital's remarkable South Eastern corner with a climb from sea level to almost the highest point in London.
To find out more about the ‘Winter Wanders’ free guided walks near you visit www.walklondon.org.uk